Originally posted on Dodger Sims  |  Last updated 11/5/11
... Or not enough respect!? I have taken all the Vegas odds along with empirical 2011 results to tally up which MLB starting pitchers helped their team garner better than expected results. The methodology was to take the win percentage of the games each starting pitcher pitched in, then comparing that to the expected win percentage of those same games based on the win expectancy provided by Vegas odds. If a team was a 60% Vegas favorite to win a game then that pitcher was credited with 0.6 expected wins and 0.4 expected losses. I weighted the difference between actual and expected wins based off of games started. Below are the results... RankPitcherTeam StartsWinsLossesWins(E)Losses(E)Win PercExp Win Perc1Ian KennedyARI35251017.8917.1171.4351.122Clayton KershawLAN33231017.8315.1769.754.033Jason MarquisWAS2416810.9013.1066.6745.434Justin VerlanderDET37271022.1114.8972.9759.765Vance WorleyPHI2116511.549.4676.1954.966Rick PorcelloDET33211217.0315.9763.6451.67Zach GreinkeMIL3122...
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